Kystpilegrimsleia

1080 KM
24 days
In the maritime nation of Norway, the coast has always been one of the most important and perhaps most used means of travel. Not only for trade and general transport, but also for pilgrims who visited the tomb of Saint Olav.
Situated along Kystpilegrimsleia

Egersund - Stavanger - Bergen - Ålesund -Trondheim

Difficulty: Easy, medium

Type of terrain: Varying hilly terrain, traffic by boat and shorter walks at key locations.

This is a route that is suitable for most people, as long as they thrive in a boat. The coastal path is suitable both for those who want to travel far and for those who want to take single stages.

The coastal pilgrimage route is a beautiful journey along the coast with fjords, islands, islets and reefs. It starts in Egersund and goes via Stavanger, Bergen and Ålesund on the way to Trondheim. In 2017, the path was approved as a St. Olavs road to Trondheim and has 26 approved key locations on the way.

This was the country's main transport route and was first mentioned in 1075 - in Adam of Bremen's "Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum"

"If you sail from Ålborg or Vendsyssel in Denmark, you arrive in a day to Viken, which is a city in Norway (probably Oslo). From there you keep to the left and sail along the coast of Norway, and on the fifth day you will arrive at the city of Trondheim ".

The coastal pilgrimage route is not a continuous marked hike, so most people combine boat, bus and bicycle to get to a new key location

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